Multicultural Education

Multicultural Education

Getting Connected


The Department of Multicultural Education is an academic department that prepares teachers for careers in ESL, bilingual, and multicultural settings. Multicultural education recognizes and supports different perceptions of the world as equally valid. It enables teachers to clarify their values and perceive their attitudes and stereotypes about other groups of people. Finally, it develops respect for linguistic and cultural differences.

Teaching English as a second language (ESL) refers to teaching English to students whose first language is not English. Bilingual education involves teaching academic content in two languages, in a native and secondary language.

The Department of Multicultural Education offers two undergraduate concentration programs: 

We offer a choice of two specializations as part of the Master of Arts (M.A.) in Urban Education:

We also provide graduate-level, non-degree certification programs in:

College of Education Scholarships

Congratulations to the 2016-2017 winners of College of Education scholarships:

Yanibel Caraballo (Math/Secondary Ed), Dr. Florence Steele Hunt Scholarship
Maria Hernandez (Math/Secondary Ed), Jeanne Thornton Memorial Scholarship
Jaclyn Noriega (Early Childhood/Special Ed), Ruth Hagan Scholarship
Jennifer Ashinsky (Special Ed), Ruth Hagan Scholarship
Shannon Gallagher (Special Ed), Ruth Hagan Scholarship

Contact Us

Faculty and Office Hours

Professional Studies, Room 345
Phone: (201) 200-3380
Fax: (201) 200-3354

Dr. J. Alexis Kim, Chair
Phone: (201) 200-3184

Debra Welch, Administrative Assistant

May 8
Bilingual / ESL Education Virtual Information Session
Time: 5:00-6:00pm
Location: Online
NJCU’s multicultural education department offers both bilingual and ESL education programs which prepare high quality teachers, and provide teachers with the knowledge, skills, and dispositions needed to be excellent. During this virtual information session, Dr. Alexis Kim and Dr. Donna Farina will discuss our programs and courses in detail, as well as answer all your questions. REGISTER NOW